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Summer of the Gypsy Moths

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Captivating story of resilient girls has some dark moments.

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The characters are great, the writing is superb, and the story is captivating. SUMMER OF THE GYPSY MOTHS blends the nostalgic feel of a summer beach adventure with a mix of lovable characters, unique plot elements, unexpected events, and an uplifting ending. A few of the premises are a bit of a stretch -- for example, how the girls take care of Louise, and what they're able to do on their own.

But writing that's sensitive, funny, and full of fascinating details will carry most readers through those moments of disbelief. Young readers, especially, may begin this book feeling a bit confused and get to the middle feeling shocked over what these two 11-year-old girls do, but when most readers get to the ending, they'll want to pick it up and read it all over again.

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